Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goals 2007

This morning our Pastor, Patrick Hoban gave a fantastic message on What do you want? this may at first seem trivial and meaningless, but I have several things on my heart. I want to make sure that I have the heartbeat of Heaven. To that end here are some of the goals I have for 2007. 1st and foremost to grow closer to the Lord this year than last to continue moving forward. I want to have another child in 2007, Go to india and see hundreds saved, healed and delivered and at least 1 person rose from the dead preferably from me praying, I want to reach and maintain a target weight of 155-160lbs, I want God to use me greater in preaching this year at our
Youth Ministry: SWITCH and around to other churches preferably non-charismatic churches but wherever the Lord leads, and last but not least to sell our condo and move into a cheaper rental home where we can start paying off our debts and get free from it.

And one day this sign will read Jeff Poms.

So if anyone has Pastoral friends who would like a Youth/Adult speaker please call me I will travel :)

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Roller Coaster

Yes its true that I even sometimes find myself buying Satans ticket to jump on Hells best up-and-down-til-you-cant-think-straight rollercoaster. as silly as i know it to be, as futile and dangerous as i know it to be, i still get dupped (doopped?). I don't want to waste energy fighting people, i want those principalaities to come tumbling down, i can't wait to hear the sweet sound of victory for the Lord( which He has trult already given us anyway).

I get pysched up for certain events and dates but i fail in the day to day battle of obeying the speed limit, honoring my mom and dad, and not bearing false witness. these are important to being a skilled warrior. My desire is that the Lord will grant me the manifest grace to first slay my own giants in the land so i can go and give others the good report that the battle is the Lords and He shall prove victorious everytime.

this verse has been echoing in my spirit: Those who put their trust in the Lord shall never be put to shame.

Hmmm. so if i just simply do what God says it will always work. interesting concept. what is it that D L Moody said I will be a man who is completely surrendered to God. He did a good job, but Jesus was a perfect picture of that.

Lord Help me to get to that placer more and more everyday.

Monday, December 04, 2006


wow i can not even believe the world that is MySpace. I just checked it out to find old High School friends, and lo and behold all of our Youth are on there, so now i can keep in contact with them. like most things there is a function and a dysfunction.

So if you want to check it out its

there is a couple cool videos and pics i posted and of course you can get a hold of me that way also.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Searching for a few hearts

You ever feel like God has a search warrant for your heart? everytime you think or say something the Sweet Holy Spirit whispers to you, should you be saying that? Isn't doing this against My Word? Do you want to be far from Me? We as christians call for revival we want the Holy SPirit to show up at our services and our lives but we don't want to pay for it. we want to be "magically" whisked away by the effort and sacrifice of others. I get disgusted with myself sometimes; thinking i have arrived at some spiritual plain with God b/c of something He alone gave me the grace to accomplish in the first place. Apart from God I can do nothing, if i am alive i can do nothing i must die. Oh God show me how the living die, and how the dead live in your presence. Teach me true humility and patience that is perfected through love.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Perhaps some of you will remember me, I used to write here occasionally. Something God the Holy Spirit has been ministering to me lately is the word Priority. Webster defines this as: "something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives". We have many competing alternatives in our lives today.

An illustration from a friend of a friend. Once a high level Loans officer took a vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. He went to the local restaraunt and ordered fish where he was promptly instructed to go to the beach and find a fisherman to catch whatever he wanted because that's how fresh their food was. The Loan Officer does this and of course it is the best fish he's ever tasted. Long story short he visits this restaraunt several times and gets into a conversation with the fisherman. He asks the fisherman if he ever thought of "expanding" his business. The fisherman says no, why? He says, 'I could get you a loan to get 3 more boats and a small crew'. Fisherman says ''Then what?' He says ' then you could expand more even have several chains across the usa canada and europe. Fisherman says ''Then what?' He says then eventually you could retire as head and ceo of this big corporation and do basically whatever you want, you could just fish up and down the shore as often or not as you want. the fisherman says, 'how's that different from what I do now?'

Often times we confuse priorities with "pressing" matters. Recently this year I decided God was my priority. I quit my full time job to start my own business. this was so i could please God in my Marriage, Parenthood, Service to Him and the Church, and all around less stressed with "pressing" matters. So I removed them from my life. This initially of course caused some friction and "waves" in all these arenas, but now I am so much more focused on my relationship with God, my wife, my daughter, the Church, my work, my health, etc...

Think about what God could entrust you with if He only had your undivided attention... Jonathan Edwards who wrote sinners in the hands of an angry God, who started the 2nd Great Awakening in the US spent 8-13 hours a day in prayer and study of God's Word. Wow!!!! Take that in for just a minute.

Challenge: so today pray and ask God what is your priority, and if it lines up with His priority for you.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I am really sorry it has been such a long time since I have blogged. Life happens; Blah blah blah.

I have had this word brewing in my Spirit: Capacity. I have been contemplating the term and here is how webster defines it : the facility or power to produce, perform, or deploy: the potential or suitability for holding, storing, or accommodating: an individual's mental or physical ability:

So then, something hits me. We know God is El Shaddai, EL Elyon, but do we KNOW it? is He truly limitless, Does God have a capacity? I don't think He does.

This means that since God is Love and Patience, Mercy, Peace, Righteousness, Power, etc... there is no limit to these qualities and attributes. This additionally means that there is no limit or capacity on how much of these things He gives His children. That is good news!

This means because God's patience never runs out He will always Love me so He is always seeing the best in me He is always rooting for me, always trusting in me and always encouraging me to finish the race. In addition to this, He is more than willing to dispense as REQUESTED ( not as needed) in faith, which He also provides) these things we ask!

So be encouraged as you press on this week month and year that with God truly all things are possible and now you can trust Him for all your needs.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pride and Joy

Hi Everyone! Meet Bella my 2.5 year old daughter. I wanted you to be able to see her because there is an awesome beauty that she possess which goes way beyond her cute little cheeks and smile.

This little beauty acts under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Ya, you heard it right she hears from the Holy Spirit. Several times with no prompting from either myself or my wife, Bella will say to me from the back of my car,

Daddy, put your seatbelt on PLEEEASE
to which I always reply thank you sweetheart.

It is interesting to observe the differences in children, you can see those who are well spoken, behaved, etc... vs. the chaotic, loud, miscreatents that roam over their parents authority or lack there of. So I am proud of our daughter and the creative measure God goes through to show me through her how much I am His pride and Joy even more so than she is mine.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Pardon me its been a while, 1. busyness of life 2. I don't want to brain dump and just give you regurgitated info. so finally i am burdened with something.

We are hearing about it more and more, we are seeing it less and less, and we experience it so infrequently as to its fullest potential it makes us question the validity of its existence, that is, God's Goodness.

We say things like, 'I can love because He first loved me' and we quote scriptures but what about the word that is to be written on our heart hidden so deep within our spirit that the pressure of this world can't squash it and the visually stimulating media of this world can't entice it and the flattering harlotry of this world can't seduce us to give it away!

God's word is either true or it is not but there are no mistakes, no miscommunications, no grey matter floating around. If then we conclude and better yet deduce logically and rationally we must acknowledge then it is Truth. This means now that there is much my brain must either endure to understand and die to accept. I hear the voice of the Holy SPirit says"

Now we can do this the easy way or the Hard way
" Choose therefore LIFE>

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

When all hell is breaking loose

I know a wonderful pastor friend of mine who did a kids retreat with the theme " When all hell is breaks loose, all Heaven declares the Glory of God". I remember that message and theme and it seems as of late many things have been breaking loose; my finances despite my every dilligent effort and faithfulness in giving have been on a steady decline (in the natural), My wife and I have been trying for 8 months now to conceive a child, my car seems to be coming up with problem after problem, and my computer is dying, etc... so God is teaching me Faith And Patience. I remember speaking the our Youth ministry some time ago saying "the bigger the problem the bigger the miracle". I so desire the miraculous I desire much for my life so that the heathen will stand up and say though I don't agree with what that guy is saying he is blessed. The bible talks about this in Duet. 28. So my personal struggle is found in the experience now, see Im good at coaching others through it and its like God is saying did you learn anything? I have hundreds of bible verses memorized ready for any situation, but am I ready to answer myself? New level New devil...

Saturday, August 19, 2006

I'm back. Now what?

So I just came back from what was the single most defining moment(s) in my life. It surpassed all expectation. And all I want to do is go back. All I want to do is go and help these people who are illiterate, destitute, and broken but most of all they are hungry. The devil really has been working on me and my family since I've come home, attacking relationship, my car, especially our finances. Things are "looking" pretty bleak but I know my God. So I won't fear or doubt but I will press on towards the Goal in Christ Jesus.

I can now say I've seen almost everything in the Bible come alive, Lame walk, Blind See, Deaf Hear, all kinds of sickness and diseases healed, demonic spirits commanded out of people. the only couple things i didn't see were dead raised and mute speaking. But there will be other trips :)

Even though all these miraculous things were happening I never once "felt" the anointing come over me, no tingles or goose bumps it truly was the work of the ministry for the sake of the people, not mine/our ego(s). No one in the villages will say I had Jeff Poms come and pray for me, who the heck is Jeff Poms...

But last night our church had an all night prayer session, and few and rare moments have i felt so close to the true presence of God, I even commented to myself, as deep as I want to go, as thick as I want it to get there is more, not just enough but More. Now I want to go back in I want more than anything to See God, Feel God, Know God.

I keep wishing, not really praying, that God would just send some rich texan to wipe out all my debt so i could be loosed to do the work of the ministry full time. But I know that is not God's way, and He is calling me to perservere in my business to become what He wants me to be so that I might be conformed to His image not me conforming to my image.

well amen God will do it but even if He does not deliver me in this vaporous life I will never bow down and serve you satan!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Free to?

Praise God! We are free. The Truth has set us free! And then this sinister voice says but from what? What are you free to do? to say? to think? Are you free to Love God? what does it look like. Free to Raise hands, clap and sing in praise and worship. Free to preach and teach about Jesus, free to dance wildly before Him, free from the fear of peoples/popular opinion. Are you free?Yes. Do you walk in freedom? God only knows. I only pray. If you profess freedom make sure you know EXACTLY from what it is you have been freed and especially to what or to whom you have been released.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

High Priest exhonerates filthy Sinner

Heb 4:14 Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

1st: Vs. 14 Let us hold fast the enlightening doctrines of Christianity in our hearts, the enlivening principles of it in our Spirits, the open profession of it in our lips, and our practical and universal subjection to it in our lives. Observe here, We ought to be possessed of the doctrines, principles, and practice, of the Christian life.

So why come boldy with confidence into the very Throne room of God who is Judge, the Great I Am? Because Romans 8 says that there is no therefore no condemnation for those IN Christ Jesus. Many of us do not enter in because we have fallen for the classical deception of satan. it started in the garden of eden, the serpent tempted and succeeded to pervert man's relationship with God. God had to cast judgement on man, so man hid, and God says 'who told you you were naked?' meaning I know you are and you know you are but I am not condemning you for your nakedness. We do this today. we clothe ourselves with material possessions, social status, our just plain pride. we do these things because the devil has to these individuals convinced them that God is angry with the sinner all the day long, hey that IS what the Bible says, however what these poor souls failed to understand is that as a christian God does not see you as a sinner but a saint. in fact He sees His Son Jesus. If you begin to grasp this you will no longer run from God when you are falling but you will look up to your Good heavenly Father whoh will pull you up out of the water, out of the miry clay, out of the Lions den, out of the fiery furnance and so on and so on.

The Truth is Because Jesus went to bat for us we have unlimited access, unlimited number of strikes He just wants us to keep playing, and that for HIM.

well sorry this is a bit longer, I'm closing shorter because it will otherwise become a full on sermon.

He Loves His children, are you ready?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Deeper things get more simple

It has been my revelation as of late that the deeper I go in the Lord the easier things become. For example; Prayer. I know now because of my in depth studies how simple it can be . Just talk to the Lord like you would anyone, well I couldn't do that until I was fully convinced of 2 major things: 1st that God is a person who can listen to me, and 2nd that He wants to.

1John 5:14-15 (jeff's version) For this is the confidence I have gained from knowing God, that when I ask Him something He is attentive and actively listening, and because I know He listens to me I know He is gonna answer my prayers in Jesus Name.

So take heart if you have been praying for your miracle God HAS answered your prayer He heard and is already sent angels to perform it. He watches over His Word to see that he does it. It is simply that God is outside of Time. So then you have to know that They that wait upon the Lord will Renew their strength, and further that it is through faith and patience that they obtained the promises of God.

Hang In and Hold On

Monday, July 24, 2006

Hear demons screaming

"Paul I know and Jesus I know, but who are you?" This is what I desire in India, that the presence of God would be so strong that when I walk by demonic hosts flee because they can't stand the manifest presence of Jesus. I want the demons to know my name to know that I am willing to be humble that I would be lifted up by His Mighty Hand. I am willing to be weak so that His strength may abound. I am willing to be emptied so He can fill me and I willing to die so I can truly live.

I am ready for India but I do not believe the people of Kurnool are ready for the violence in the Spirit realm it is about to suffer, O I have offered up intercession here and sent words of faith but to me there is nothing like discerning an unclean spirit and casting it out in Jesus name and watching someones life restored.

So devil you have been served. I carry all the power and authority of Heaven and I know it and I understand how to use it. I will nor can not be intimidated. So I have ears to hear so Lord what would you have me do?

Friday, July 21, 2006

Anticipating What?

Well, here I am just about a week away from what I anticipate being one of the most influential moments in my life going to India and the last 3 weeks have been lets just say trying. Sickness, Pain, Strife, with a side of let downs. What the devil wants me to emphasize is how hard I have had it, and how much I deserve, but I choose the life set before me. I anticipate attack and so I fast and pray more fervently and frequently. I did not start training to quit or to loose.

See be warned world, be warned devil, and be warned O my Soul, there is no quit in me.
I john 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? None but he who believes in the Son of God.

well I do believe which is to OBEY! and nothing is stopping me from obtaining the prize!

I will worship I will preach I will teach I will minister I will triumph!!!! In CHRIST!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Frustrated Generation

More and more everyday we are inundated with imaginations, rationale, arguments on why to just leave for ME, via Media, "Friends", Family. Just today I had a negative thought come into my mind as I was taking a walk. I argued with myself. If I said what came to mind I would be cursing someone. But my flesh really wanted to express itself. So I started coming up with ways to nonchalantly get the other person to bring it up so I could "respond". Finally I just had to say outloud, I take Captive every thought into the obedience of Christ. I swallowed my pride and I died a little more.

My firm belief is that there are millions of people who walk around looking as happy as this guy<----- but inside are distracted, distorted, despondent, desperate, desolate, decimated and worst of all dying with a false reality that says to them this is normal. Because this lie has crept in even to the Christian world, where by the way I believe it is penetrated deeper than secular realms, we have all walks of life wasting away there lives through TV and Music and Movies and Internet passing off as a perfectly fine individuals who don't need any help and are quite content dying in the hidden, in the darkness. But if we look to the Truth, the Bible, it tells us to examine ourselves daily, to see that we are poor and wretched and naked and not to hide like Adam did, but to run to God and say Daddy please quick you gotta help me I fell into the big pit of Sin and if I fall much farther I may forget what its like to be in Your Light and NOTHING is more blissful and satisfying than that. If I simply recount all the times God was Faithful when He showed up and simply opened Love to my heart and set a memorial to remember I would not hesitate to come therefore boldly into His Glorious Throne and Presence but come running. Run... RUN to Him the ONLY1whoSATISFIES.